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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 494-500.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00494

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Effects of perceptual cues on metamemory monitoring and control

CHEN Fangyan; LI Fengying; LI Weijian   

  1. (Institute of Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China)
  • Received:2015-07-03 Online:2016-04-15 Published:2016-04-15
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In recent years, increasing evidence has indicated that perceptual cues can affect higher level cognition, or metamemory. Metamemory refers to a person's cognitions about his or her own memory, consisting of two key components: monitoring and control. Studies have found that perceptual cues (such as font size, volume, clarity of text, weight, luminance, and so on) impacted on both metamemory monitoring (e.g., judgment of learning and judgment of confidence) and control (e.g., study time allocation). It is assumed that processing fluency or beliefs may contribute to these effects. Further researches should be conducted to explore the conditions under which perceptual cues influence metamemory monitoring and control, and to clarify the specific contributions of processing fluency and beliefs to the process of perceptual cues affecting metamemory.

Key words: perceptual cues, metamemory, monitoring, control, processing fluency, beliefs